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Information status and noncanonical word order in English

Information status and noncanonical word order in English (Loan 9 times)

Material type
단행본
Personal Author
Birner, Betty J. Ward, Gregory L.
Title Statement
Information status and noncanonical word order in English / Betty J. Birner, Gregory Ward.
Publication, Distribution, etc
Amsterdam ;   Philadelphia, Pa. :   J. Benjamins Pub. Co.,   1998.  
Physical Medium
xii, 314 p. ; 23 cm.
Series Statement
Studies in language companion series, 0165-7763 ; v. 40
ISBN
1556199260 (alk. paper) 9027230439 (EUR)
Bibliography, Etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-306) and index.
Subject Added Entry-Topical Term
English language -- Word order. English language -- Discourse analysis.
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Contents information

Table of Contents


CONTENTS

Acknowledgments = xi

1 Introduction = 1

 Preposing and Postposing Constructions = 2

  Preposing = 3

  Postposing = 5

  Argument reversal = 7

 Theoretical Framework = 9

  Focus/presupposition = 11

  'New to the discourse' vs. 'new to the hearer' = 13

  Linking relations = 17

  Weight = 24

 Data = 27

 Notational Conventions = 29

 2 Preposing = 31

 Topicalization = 38

  General constraints = 45

  Proposition assessment = 50

  Topicalization and definiteness = 78

 Focus Preposing = 83

  General constraints = 84

  Echoing = 88

  Yiddish-movement = 90

 Left-Dislocation = 93

 Summary = 95

3 Postposing = 97

 General Constraints = 99

  Existential 'there' = 102

  Presentational 'there' = 106

  A comparison of existential and presentational 'there' = 109

 Definites in 'There'-Sentences = 113

 The so-called 'definiteness effect' = 114

 Definites in existential 'there'-sentences = 120

 Definites in presentational 'there'-sentences = 141

 Right-Dislocation = 145

  General constraints = 146

  A comparison of right-dislocation and postposing = 150

 Summary = 153

4 Argument Reversal = 155

 Inversion = 156

  General constraints = 159

  Linking relations = 172

  Inversion and definiteness = 180

  'Locative inversion' and verb choice = 182

 Passivization = 194

  General constraints = 196

  Linking relations = 201

  A comparison of passivization and inversion = 203

 PP Preposing with 'There'-Insertion = 205

 Summary = 211

5 Noncanonical Word Order and Discourse Structure = 213

 Commonalities and Differences Across Constructions = 214

 Linking Relations and Noncanonical Word Order = 218

 Preposing = 219

 Argument reversal = 226

 The anchoring poser = 230

 Open Propositions and Locative Constituents = 235

 Presuppositional preposing = 235

 Locative preposing constructions = 238

 Intonation = 245

 Inversion = 246

 Preposing = 252

 Toward a Unified Theory of Noncanonical Word Order = 255

6 Extensions and Implications = 259

 Crosslinguistic Extensions = 259

  Farsi inversion = 260

  Italian presentational 'ci'-sentences = 263

  Italian subject postposing = 267

  Italian inversion = 270

  Yiddish 'es'-sentences = 274

 Summary of Constraints on Noncanonical Word Order = 275

Theoretical Implications = 280

Appendix = 285

References = 289

Index = 307



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